This month we have lots to learn about in 3rd grade. In reading, we will be looking at nonfiction text and learning how author’s use text features to help the reader understand the text better. Not only that, but we will also be using this information to help us write an informative writing piece. Hopefully your 3rdgraders come home ready to tell you all about what a volcanologist does and why their job is important. J
In Math, we will spend a great deal of time on multiplication, multi-step number stories, and how to use number models to represent a problem. Our goal is to also get math drills up and rolling. Students will have drill home work Monday-Thursday and take a drill test on Friday. If they pass the drill test on Friday, they will move onto the next set of drills. If they do not pass it, they will repeat that drill the following week. All students will begin on multiplication.
In content, we will be finishing up our science unit and moving into social studies. The students will be learning about why it is important to understand where we live. They will also have a special project to complete that focuses on the regions of the US. More information will come home as we approach that time.
We also plan to begin working on Study Island this month. We will send home more information as we approach that time. Right now the goal is to familiarize the students with the program and use it as a reinforcement in the classroom.
October 18- 2 hour delay
October 19- Grandparent’s Day
October 21- End of the 1st marking period
October 25- Picture Make-Ups
October 28- Fall Parties
Let’s have a spook-tacular month everyone!